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Chinese Coal Market News and Analysis

Understand the outlook for Chinese coal supply and demand.

What is driving China’s recent thermal coal export recovery and is it sustainable? Where will the next opportunities lie given the country’s slowing demand?

Keep pace with Chinese coal industry developments through our newly enhanced service that combines three deliverables. The China Coal Monthly report provides you with unrivaled data and analysis of regional coal prices, imports, exports, consumption and production figures, as well as insights into infrastructure, government and transportation issues. The China Coal Daily offers time-sensitive market news and coal pricing. Both reports leverage our partnership with domestic expert Xinhua Infolink. Every two weeks, you also receive the IHS McCloskey Coal report, which provides a view of the global met and steam coal industry, including a full list of benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps.

Enterprise-wide access to service content through our online platform IHS Connect™ allows you to:

  • Make superior decisions using insight from coal experts based in China
  • Optimize investments, trades and buys
  • Benchmark proprietary price markers for authoritative referencing
  • Inform strategic plans with trade and freight data
  • Download statistics on coal, coke, crude steel and iron production
  • Identify coal production, ownership and stocks by quality and region

Watch this short video to learn about the full suite of IHS Energy coal capabilities.

What's Included

China Coal Monthly

The most comprehensive monthly publication on China’s domestic coal market, including:

  • Major statistics and data:
    • Regional and international prices
    • Imports/exports by port and quality
    • Coal and coke production by region
    • Stocks by quality and ownership
    • Transportation, freight, taxes
    • Crude steel and iron production
    • Power generation by fuel type
  • Accurate, insightful intelligence for informed decision making
  • Price marker data for accurate, authoritative referencing
  • Archived statistics and news stories for use in forecasting, analysis and planning
  • Online, downloadable repository containing statistics and stories dating back to 2002


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China Coal Daily

Daily news and events coverage, contextualized within the larger trends detailed by the monthly report. Includes:

  • Time-sensitive market intelligence and price levels throughout the coal value chain
  • Deeper and higher value coverage of the Chinese coal market


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IHS McCloskey Coal Report

Delivered every two weeks, a report featuring major global stories with in-depth analysis and data:

  • Global metallurgical and steam coal trade and price analysis
  • Global mergers and acquisitions
  • Global transport, logistics and freight
  • Global mining, power and steel
  • Global production, consumption, import/export analysis
  • Analysis of electricity/carbon markets
  • Comprehensive listing of all benchmark coal indices, freight rates and swaps


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